New BluOS Streaming Amplifier introduced from NAD Electronics

Adding to its ‘just add speakers’ category, NAD Electronics has launched the C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, which builds on the success of its predecessor with upgrades in performance and functionality.

One such upgrade is an advanced ESS Sabre ES9028 DAC, enabling the amplifier to deliver a refined listening experience with greater precision and depth. This upgrade, along with NAD’s proven HybridDigital UcD amplifier technology, ensures powerful and clear sound reproduction, catering to both audiophiles and music enthusiasts.

A standout feature of the C 700 V2 is its ability to seamlessly switch from stereo to a 4.1 Dolby Digital Surround setup with BluOS Enabled rear channels and a wired subwoofer, expanding its versatility and making it suitable for both music and home theatre applications.

The unit is also now ready for Dirac Live, giving users the option of advanced room correction capabilities with a purchase of a Dirac Live licence. Using a calibrated microphone and the Dirac app, users can precision-tune their speakers to enjoy music and movies as originally intended from anywhere in the listening room.

For multiroom listening, the C 700 V2 can store up to five Dirac Live profiles, accommodating different setups and room conditions.

The addition of a MM phono input is a notable enhancement, catering to vinyl enthusiasts who can now enjoy their records with precise RIAA equalisation and low noise.

It also features an extensive range of connectivity including HDMI eARC, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay 2, providing flexibility for various devices, enhancing the amplifier’s integration capabilities within diverse entertainment systems. A USB Type A is also included for music playback and connecting an optional calibration mic.

BluOS and multiroom functionality are key highlights of the C 700 V2, giving users access to over 20 popular music streaming services, thousands of internet radio stations, and local digital music libraries. It is also able to integrate into a smart home environment with compatibility with major home control systems and voice assistants like Alexa and Siri.

Design-wise, the C 700 V2 features a high-definition colour display and a solid aluminium body, giving a premium and minimalist aesthetic. User-friendly controls via the BluOS Controller app, along with the included remote and compatibility with other IR remotes, ensure easy and intuitive operation.

The NAD C 700 V2 Streaming Amplifier will be available in late August 2024 with a suggested retail price of £1,499 / €1,599 / $1,599.


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